January 2012 saw Fleischhauer Datenträger successfully completing the procedure for certification in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems. Dr. Detlef Nehm, TÜV NORD's lead auditor for environmental management systems, presented the certificate to general manager Philipp Halbach, who sees the certification as being a logical further development of the company's corporate philosophy, which is based on sustainability and a high level of environmental awareness.
As Halbach explains, "The certification in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard bears witness to our sustained efforts to analyse the environmental relevance of every single process that takes place within the company and continuously improve the environmental performance of our products." After more than a year's preparation, the successful outcome of the environmental certification procedure corroborated the complete documentation of all processes, from materials management via all stages of production, right through to administration. Auditor Dr. Nehm praised the Fleischhauer Datenträger environmental management team for their professional implementation of the project: "The high level of environmental orientation attests to a very future-oriented company culture. Fleischhauer Datenträger can certainly be regarded as being an exemplary company in this respect as well."
General manager Philipp Halbach regards the environmental management certificate as evidence that an important, well-balanced triad has been established: "Fleischhauer Datenträger is the only European ticket manufacturer who meets the highest certification requirements relating to quality, security and environmental protection and confirms compliance with these requirements continuously by means of external audits." Apart from the environmental management certificate, Fleischhauer Datenträger also holds a certificate for climate-neutral printing. "This offers our customers a means of having their products printed without leaving a carbon footprint," Halbach explains the importance of the measure. "People are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of products and processes, particularly when it comes to car parking and mass transportation." Fleischhauer Datenträger already won an award presented to companies with particularly forward-looking environmental orientation within the framework of an inter-community Eco Profit project at the beginning of the year.
In its capacity as a member of the Halbach Group, Fleischhauer Datenträger is part of a family-owned business that can now look back over 180 years of company history. General manager Philipp Halbach, who runs the business today as the sixth generation of the family, sees the company's claim to innovation confirmed by the marked emphasis placed on its concern for the environment: "We have played a consistent role in shaping developments in the ticketing sector over the last decades. The first tickets dispensed by automatic car park systems were produced by Fleischhauer Datenträger, for example, to be later followed by other product developments in the fields of contactless chip cards and RFID tickets." With its environmental protection certificates, Fleischhauer Datenträger is again playing a pioneering role when it comes to sustainability and climate protection.